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Bigrick31
01-04-2005, 03:19 PM
Im probably going to be getting $150 for my pioneer 6500 and i was wondering the best HU pioneer makes. now i know what the most expensive are however the most expensive arnt always the best. i wan a HU that puts out crisp clear music and has high voltage pre outs. i dont need any dvd screens or anything just a cd player if it happens to be one with a dvd screen then so be it. is the p9 really worth the money? or is there something better for a lot less. money is no issue here. what does everyone think.

squeak9798
01-04-2005, 03:28 PM
The P9 combo is a great unit. Another good option is a "regular" CD player (like a Denford) with an Alpine H700 processor.

But, honestly, how much money are you lookin' to spend?? The DEH-P860MP is good, as is the 960.....if those have all the features you'd ever use. Not quite a P9 combo....but why spend the money if you aren't going to fully utilize the features?

RCwhat
01-04-2005, 03:30 PM
the premier 860 is really all you need. 6.5v preouts, time alignment...etc. all for less than $350

SBLAZER
01-04-2005, 03:44 PM
yep. go wit the 860mp. i love mine. does everything and it sounds so nice.

iceteebone
01-04-2005, 03:50 PM
depends on what you want. if you want time alignment and a 13 band eq and all that good stuff, a premier 860 would be great. my old premier 750 was a great deck that had 6 volt preouts and would be a good deck.

Bigrick31
01-04-2005, 04:06 PM
yea i want all the eq and that stuff i want the highest qualits of sound that i can get out of a HU i was thinking of the 9600mp but if its the same as the 860 then f it ill go with the 860. however if the p9 combo would blow that out of the water hands down id go with it. like i said before there is no price limit. i was gunna get the avicn1 but i can get seperate components to do a lot better for around the same price if not less.

squeak9798
01-04-2005, 04:08 PM
Seriously, you should check into the Alpine H700 processor. It's more flexible than the P9.

iceteebone
01-04-2005, 04:12 PM
yea i want all the eq and that stuff i want the highest qualits of sound that i can get out of a HU i was thinking of the 9600mp but if its the same as the 860 then f it ill go with the 860. however if the p9 combo would blow that out of the water hands down id go with it. like i said before there is no price limit. i was gunna get the avicn1 but i can get seperate components to do a lot better for around the same price if not less.


then i would go for the 860. pretty much the same as the 960 just the 960 has the dual display which pioneer has had some problems with it.

Bigrick31
01-04-2005, 04:58 PM
does the Alpine H700 out preform the 860 in terms of the eq and over all sq of the unit. and does it have the higher volt pre outs?

squeak9798
01-04-2005, 05:07 PM
does the Alpine H700 out preform the 860 in terms of the eq and over all sq of the unit. and does it have the higher volt pre outs?

:wow:

H700 is on a completely different level than the 860. And preout voltage isn't all that important. If you have no noise with a lower preout level, the higher preout level ain't going to change anything.

Bigrick31
01-04-2005, 06:14 PM
well i was mening is it a noticeblae difference. in your opinion would it be money well spent. however i take from the "whole other level." coment that it would be worth the money.

squeak9798
01-04-2005, 06:58 PM
It's WAY more flexible and has a TON more features. Sound quality differences could be debatable depending on who the talk to (the "all DAC's sound the same" crowd or the "audiophile" crowd)......so I'll leave that one alone ;) I will say, it definitely wouldn't sound any worse, and you'd be gaining 60+ more EQ bands and better crossover features.

Money well spent depends on whether or not you'd use all the extra features.

Bigrick31
01-04-2005, 07:01 PM
thanx for the insite

supa_c
01-04-2005, 08:42 PM
Pshh, who needs all those features.
Just go get a rampage at Kragen

Bigrick31
01-04-2005, 09:12 PM
ahh err why didnt i think of that. i can get those and then get the fast and the furious subs from wallmart. I CAN BE LIKE VEN DIESEL

AznRevlAzn
01-04-2005, 09:34 PM
vin diesel, lol what a joke

JL_W6_v1
01-05-2005, 03:41 AM
the premier 860 is really all you need. 6.5v preouts, time alignment...etc. all for less than $350

p860 was a dream of mine...although i settled with something else :)

i think they sell those for more than $350 :P

kappa546
01-05-2005, 07:07 PM
i was debating whether to get the alpine combo or p9 and ended up with the p9. i hate the fact you need a controller (separate from hu). i was gonna use that with my old rf 8250 but decided the p9 is just simpler and looks sweet. i wouldnt recommend you buying either just yet if you've never done some serious tuning. get your feet wet with an 860 or get the p9 and have someone help you a bit.

3.5Max6spd
01-05-2005, 07:56 PM
if you hold on to the the SOUND button Pro Mode will come ON/OFF

On my cd8443, once Pro Mode is engaged- Non fader, balance, and fader are not accessible from the left rotary push button- just bass, treble

You also defeat the graphic EQ, and engage access to the Parametric

loserpunk
01-05-2005, 09:46 PM
p860 was a dream of mine...although i settled with something else :)

i think they sell those for more than $350 :P

ebay they can be had for 250 refurb, 300-350 new

JL_W6_v1
01-06-2005, 05:14 AM
ebay they can be had for 250 refurb, 300-350 new

**** I should've looked into that...:(

Sometimes i dont trust ebay, especially when i have to buy something over $100.

I got scared ever since my friend got scammed $800 for a turbo kit :thumbsdo:

Oh, and for the pro mode, this is only for Pioneer H/U's right?